Quotations: Typographical conventions around the world

When reading Roger Johanssons “Quotations and citations: quoting text”:http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200411/quotations_and_citations_quoting_text/ it served as a reminder that the typographical conventions for quoting varies around the world.
I was going to write a lengthy piece on quotation marks in different languages, but thankfully, I chose to check out the Wikipedia entry on “Quotation marks.”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quotation_mark So should you: This document seems fairly complete.

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  1. This is why it would be really great if more browers (well, IE basically) would get around to supporting the <q> tag. In the meantime, I just style it as italic in IE.
    [Incidentally, the site seems to have trouble rendering in Firefox – the right-hand menu appears over the comment textarea, and there’s a lot of flickering when moving the mouse over menu links when the Google ad box is displayed]